Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with your family, friends, laughter, and delicous food!

We're thankful for so many things, but definitely today we are grateful for good company and our pup. Tomorrow we're escaping just the two of us for a mini getaway and then we'll come back in time to decorate our house for Christmas! Have a wonderful weekend!! Don't forget to SHOP LOCAL on Saturday, y'all! Alrighty, that buttermilk pie is callin my name!!

Gobble Gobble,

Monday, November 25, 2013

Giving Thanks in Style

ONE day when we move into a larger house and perhaps we have a couple of rugrats to call our own, we may get to host Thanksgiving. Of course, that would also require moving back to NC since we would want to invite our family!! For now, we'll enjoy "friendsgiving" and the joy of simply showing up, pies in tow. I do dream about hosting a dinner, though, with a gorgeous setting and festive tablescape. Here are a few of my favorites:

It's no secret that I LOVE a black & white stripe. The feather details are perfect and I love the pop of the rasberry colored flowers. I would add the gold pumpkins from above!!

The deep purples, pops of orange, and fushia mixed with the reclaimed wood are so warm and inviting. The magnolia leaves are perfect for any southern dinner! Additional interest is added with the mixed china. I think roasted brussles sprouts and a gorgeous turkey would fit right in!

A simple take on combining dark wood, black, white, and gold. While this table lacks a bit of color, I like how clean and fresh it is. Neutral, but easy. I'd imagine that kids would LOVE the chalk runner!

And my favorite:

When is Furbish not killing it? A far cry from the table above it, this lovely mix of pattern, texture, and whimsy makes my heart go pitter patter! If this was your every day mix, you can see how easy it is to just splash a few pumpkins and leaves in for Thanksgiving! Definitely worthy of a celebration. Gorge!

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? 
Like I said, we'll be showing up to a friend's home with pies in tow. Check out our recipe, featured on Funspired today!!


Monday, November 18, 2013

Weekend Recap & What's on Tap!

Happy Monday, y'all! Hope you each had a great weekend. We celebrated Steven's birthday with a few rounds of bowling and then we went to a local fundraiser called The Hunt Dinner, benefitting the Amarillo Botanical Gardens. The menu included all kinds of wild game (bacon wrapped quail, beef tenderloin, duck, wild turkey, antelope sausage, and pheasant!) that was donated by local hunters. Quite delicious!

So, what's on tap? Last week I was in charge of making a cocktail for the Holiday Open House at JBS Linens! Autumn Sangria anyone? It was just right. 

Coming up this week there's a Margaret Elizabeth Trunk Show at one of my very favorite shops in town, Semblance! And on Saturday, enjoy a cup of love with a presentation on the crafting of coffee at Art Tribes, an adorable new studio in town. Right up my alley!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Inspired: Killing Kennedy

We watched Killing Kennedy this past Sunday and I highly recommend setting your DVR if it's on again later this week. So good. Pretty dark, but it's to be expected. While I may prefer to see a movie focused on JFK and all the amazing things he stood for, I really enjoyed this take, too. Obviously Jackie (played by Jennifer Goodwin) has a role and I was quick to rewind a few parts just to review her outfits and style. Effortlessly chic, Jackie O. has always gotten my attention. I thought I may share some of my favorite iconic looks of her! 

I'm all about some oversized glasses, but I think Jackie's best accessory was her poise and grace. Such an inspiration. For more, check out this article! I could scroll through all day.


Monday, November 4, 2013

Winter Warby!

Happy Monday, friends! I am eager to introduce you to the new Winter Collection from Warby Parker! Over the weekend I was able to get a preview of what's available to you today! I must say, Warbys are cutting edge. Whether you find yourself to be a bit trendy or preppy or hipster in terms of style, they have a solution for you! While I LOVE the hipster look and the idea of big square frames, I cannot pull it off. I'll stick with my prepster/classic style. I recently experienced my first "home try-on" of some glasses from the Fall Collection, but I didn't pull the trigger quite yet. I must try some of the newest ones! I'm glad that I waited! Having a tiny nose and small face in general, my hopes were not high. Most cute glasses are too big for my face and slip off my nose, however, two specs ended up fitting just right and one became a favorite...until now! There is no cost involved in the home try-on, so I'd urge you to snatch up a few of these beautiful Warbys so you can see if there is a pair right for you! Here's a little information about the newest collection from Warby Parker:
Ah. Don't you want to just snuggle up with a cup of hot cocoa, a good book, and a cozy blanket by the fire? These glasses are perfect for just that. Even if you don't need a prescription, I'm all about having some accessory glasses! Here's what's hopefully going to be on my doorstep later this week:

I LOVE the lighter look of the English Oak. Very catching. Sometimes the darker glasses look a little harsh on me, so my fingers are crossed that these are winners!
I'm OBSESSED with the two toned look of the Saddle Russet. And what beats a classic Tortoise? I think they're so chic!! 
While I'm not sure I could pull these off, I really like the Saddle Sage. The woodgrain look is so unique. It almost inspires me to dress like a hipster! You will not find these at your regular eye doctor's office!!

 These just make me feel like winter. The smokey grey would be the perfect accessory with my grey boots for any time that I am tired of my natural tendency to go for a pair of tortoise shells. I would imagine they'd be so pretty on someone with blue eyes!

I'll be sure to update you when I find the perfect pair. Until then, I'll be convincing my husband to buy us a fire pit so we can have some s'mores and cozy up with our Warbys by the fire! It feels like a great purchase when Warby Parker also donates a pair to someone in need. I LOVE that. Do yourself a favor and get on board!